Nothing is worse than picking out an amazing looking recipe from Pinterest, coming home with the intention of cooking it, only to find out the recipe calls for COOKED chicken (which you don’t have prepared) and said recipe has an additional cook time of an hour. Ain’t no one got time for that. Luckily for you, I have compiled a list of my favorite store bought rotisserie chicken recipes.
Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
You see… My FAVORITE life hack, mom hack, food hack, is buying a $5 store bought rotisserie chicken from the store and calling it dinner! Yep, just cut the meat off, add 2ish sides, and rolls then call it a day (or night). Even better, I usually have enough leftovers for the next day. You can transform your dinner using those chickens, then create amazing recipes using the chicken leftovers!
My second favorite hack after calling it dinner, is buying a $5 rotisserie chicken that is already cooked and using it in a recipe that calls for cooked chicken. Pretty nice when the grocery store does the majority of the work for you. Now all you have to do is dump it into your favorite casserole, soup, or pasta dish and cut down on cooking time.
I scoured the internet to find some of my favorite casseroles, soups, and recipes using rotisserie chicken breast. I even went a step further and only picked recipes that had little prep time, little ingredients, or could be cooked in under 30 minutes. Since there are typically 30 days in the month, I found 30 amazing store bought rotisserie chicken recipes, one for every day of the month.
30 Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken Breast
Soups Using Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
Is there anything better than a delicious steamy bowl of soup? When most people think of soup, they think of the labor of love that goes into making it. These simple and easy recipes below can be whipped up in just a few minutes. I love this huge stock pot, and bonus points that it’s toxin free.
Did I have you at pot pie? This recipe is so straightforward with simple and healthy ingredients and comes together pretty quickly. Beautiful to look at, and something everyone can enjoy.
This is sure to be a family favorite. Creamy and delicious pre-made tortellini are a huge time saver. Simply add all of the ingredients to your stock pot and go.
This orzo soup has so many delicious fresh ingredients. The orzo is actually a pasta and makes the dish a little heartier.
Gnocchi have a special place in my heart. These thick dough mounds are the perfect addition to this hearty soup, and the whole thing can come together in just a snap.
You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. Even with out the jalapeño, this dish has a ton of flavor, and can be thrown together in under an hour.
Casserole Dishes Using Leftover Chicken
I’m a total sucker for a good casserole. Is there really anything better than amazing ingredients packed in a tiny square. Plus, in many of these recipes, you simply have to plop all the ingredients into one casserole dish. Then, set it and forget it, until the timer goes off. The less dishes the better, right?
The ultimate comfort casserole. This dish has just about everything you could want wrapped up in one. A creamy, velvety sauce and the perfect amount of cheese to wrap it all up in. For my gluten free friends, I have been loving these gluten free noodles, that would sub well into the dish.
Raise your hand if you love breakfast for dinner? Here is a great dish to add into your weekly dinner rotation. Packed with tons of delicious spices and easy to make any day of the week, these breakfast enchiladas are a great way to use a store bought rotisserie chicken.
This green chili casserole is absolutely delicious and comes together in just a few minutes, and chances are you already have a lot of the ingredients in your pantry.
Other Casserole Ideas
- Individual Chicken Casseroles
- Healthy Tex Mex Chicken and Rice
- Cheesey Chicken and Artichoke Casserole
Leftover Chicken Rotisserie Recipes
I guarantee the hardest part about this dish is finding where the puff pastry is located in your grocery store. Puff pastry is typically in the freezer section at your local grocery store near desserts, or frozen pie crusts and sometimes hiding amongst the frozen pizzas. Once you grab that, the whole dinner comes together quickly and with just a few ingredients.
This buffalo chicken sandwich comes together in just a few minutes. The coleslaw can easily be made ahead of time or not at all. Simply combine chicken and buffalo sauce as directed, then make a delicious sandwich.
These baked chicken chimichangas are a family favorite. You could easily prep several of these and have them as leftovers for the next day’s lunch.
These garlic tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday. An interesting flavor mashup that is sure to have everyone in the family asking for seconds. For my gluten free friends, I have been LOVING these grainless taco shells.
Squash can take a long time to cook, so no one has the extra time to cook chicken! These squash boats are the perfect healthy and delicious treat for a warm night.
Air Fryer Using Leftover Chicken
If you haven’t jumped on the air-fryer bandwagon, what are you waiting for?! The Air Fryer is a great tool to have in your kitchen in order to whip up some delicious treats.
This is the Air-fryer that I recomend (it’s the one I have) and works well for our family. There is zero learning curve when it comes to the Air Fryer. If you can plug it in and turn a few dials, you are good to go. This air-fryer cashew crusted chicken was the first dish I made in the Air Fryer and one of my favorites! How amazing that you can repurpose your leftover rotisserie chicken and use them in these two recipes.
This recipe would work well for an easy week night dinner, a quick lunch for your kiddos, or even a great appetizer you can whip up last minute if you have guests over.
This air fryer riced chicken comes out crunchy, and crispy and has tons of flavor that everyone in your family is sure to love.
Crockpot Dishes Using Leftover Chicken
It is NO secret that crockpot cooking around here is one of my most favorite ways to cook. Simply dump and run! I still use a crockpot from the 80’s that makes frequent appearances on my Instagram Account. It cooks the ingredients perfectly with just two settings: low and high. I will continue to use that one until it will crock no longer. But if I was forced to buy a new one, I have my eye on this amazing crockpot.
Slow cooker crack chicken is one of those dishes that once you make it, you wonder why it ever took you so long to try. The ingredients are decadent and delicious and this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Chicken noodle soup and crockpots go together like peanut butter and jelly. Using a rotisserie chicken can cut down on the cook time of this dish, having it all come together in a short period of time. Serve this with delicious crusty bread.
Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
If the Instant Pot isn’t already a staple in your home, these recipes will help you hop on board. If you are going to invest into an Instant Pot, I highly recommend buying the larger 8 quart Instant Pot. They are perfect for making larger batches of your favorite recipes, that you can always freeze for later. I use my Instant Pot For EVERYTHING, including this amazing recipe for homemade baby food.
This recipe is now on my weekly dinner rotation. It has the flavors and notes of chicken wings, but in a hearty and delicious bowl of soup. Love the bonus of being able to use the Instant Pot to throw it all together quickly.
Chicken and dumplings is just one of those dishes that warms your whole body just thinking about it. Most recipes take quite a bit of time and skill to make it. Using a store bought rotisserie chicken in place of cooking it, plus the convenience of the slow cooker, has this recipe come together quickly.
Pasta Dishes Using Rotisserie Chicken
When people think of quick weeknight dinners, pasta is already a great choice! Make dinner even faster by using a store bought rotisserie chicken in these pasta recipes.
This creamy and delicious pasta dish not only looks amazing, but the taste is incredible too. A family friendly dinner everyone will enjoy.
Have you ever heard of red pesto? The flavor is incredible on this dish, AND the recipe as written is dairy free!
Not many ingredients in this dish, but it packs some powerful flavor! A bold store bought rotisserie chicken recipe that everyone will love!
One Pot Recipes Using Rotisserie Chicken
Less dishes always gets a win in my house. Here are a few recipes that can be cooked in the same dish, saving you tons of time on cleanup.
The flavor on this chicken and broccoli dish is out of this world. Not only does it look beautiful but a great family friendly dish that everyone will love. I’m sure your kids won’t even mind the broccoli, they may even ask for seconds.
Fried rice is a great way to add tons of veggies into a dish, that everyone will enjoy eating.